Cathy is a screenwriter and author. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Sam Houston State University and later earned her Master of Science in Victim Services Management.
Her education was essential to her work as a Case Manager, Training Specialist, and Police Officer. She has worked with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse and served as an educator at the local Sheriff's Office for over 5 years. She has volunteered her services to a number of local non-profit organizations since 2008.
Cathy has worked over a decade in healthcare, which included education for clinicians and nursing staff working with victims of crime. There she transitioned into Human Resources and now manages a company branch with over 300 employees.
She is focusing on her screenwriting career and has completed 4 original screenplays. Before the pandemic, she volunteered as a production assistant and performed in an adaptation of the Vagina Monologues which benefited a local sexual assault resource center.
Cathy understands the impact of trauma and hopes to advocate for victims using her voice as a writer. She works in an area that people find uncomfortable but she wants to end that discomfort and educate others on how vulnerability can build connection.
She works on her craft daily by reading screenwriting books, attending virtual events, studying film, and managing a writing group where writers have the opportunity to share their work. Cathy's first audience member was her son who used to laugh at her bedtime stories. She hopes to bring laughter, connection, and healing to others.
Sam Houston State University